New Strategy Helps Law Enforcement Connect with Victims and Build Community Trust
With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the International Association of Chiefs of Police released the second edition of a strategy to help build broader communitywide trust and confidence in the police, foster the healing process for victims, increase victim participation in the criminal justice process, and produce stronger cases to hold offenders accountable.
The Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy, Second Edition introduces law enforcement leaders to the benefits and methods for adopting victim-centered, trauma-informed philosophies to improve the response to crime victims. Discover resources to help your agency understand and implement this strategy, including:
- Videos that introduce the strategy and the four core principles,
- Customizable templates that can be used to enhance communication with victims,
- Tools that can aid in victim response efforts, and
- Resources developed by organizations that support law enforcement’s role in serving victims.
Law enforcement on every level needs a better and more comprehensive understanding of victims and how to interact with them.
This is why SCARS, with the help of the United States Department of Homeland Security, distributes the SCARS Interacting with Scam Victims for Law Enforcement Officers Guide (click here to read).
Too many victims, especially of scams feel that they are not listened to by law enforcement. Too often this leads to a difficult experience when trying to report scams. But every effort at improving the understanding of police is a step in the right direction.
See For Yourself …
Click here to read and learn about the new Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV)